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Panhead Supercharger American Styled Pale Ale

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Brewed by Panhead Custom Ales (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Style: American Pale Ale
Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
American-style muscle gets backed up here with real kiwi horsepower. A long, aromatic list of hops like Centennial, Citra and Simcoe should lead you to expect a massive bitterness and sensory hop presence, and you wouldn’t be far off that expectation at all. One for the hop heads.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GraemeL (7) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 20, 2016 does not count
Pours golden colour with a finger of white head that slowly disappates. Powerful juicy tropical aroma. Taste is more restrained, almost disappointly so after the nose. Nice hoppy finish

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2016
Pours a hazy amber colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, and hops. Taste is medium sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dervock (967) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2016
Can - Pours orange gold with a big white head. Aroma is resin, citrus and a bit of fruit. Taste is hoppy with a long lingering finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22055) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2016
22nd July 2016
Cellar clean out session Pt Deux. Light haze on this orange - amber beer, tidy pale cream colour head. Palate is light, semi dry and has decent fine carbonation. Light malts, sweetish. Trace of grain. Hops are a reasonable orange and orange peel. Mild hop spice. Light semi dry finish. Very serviceable APA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
explosivedog (279) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 15, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2016 330ml bottle. Aroma hits hard with orange and lime notes. Taste is a bit more restrained, with the hop notes riding on a very refreshing wave.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2016 [8224-20160510] Tap. Woodsy grapefruit and toasted citrus peel aroma. Clear, orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Citrus evergreen resin flavour has a light bitterness throughout. Medium body. Good. (7/3/6/3/14) 3.3
(@ Brew, Rotorua, NZ)

[8425b-20160531] Tap. Fruity tree pine resin aroma. Clear, bright light orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Bitter fruity pine resin flavour. Medium body. Good, nice bitter. (7/3/7/4/15) 3.6
(@ 16 Tun, Auckland, NZ)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9835) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2016 2016-05-31. Crisp orange body, moderate beige head. 3+ Aroma of resiny hops and citrus peel. Flavour is pleasant, moderate bitterness throughout, some fruity hops then it turns rough and alcoholic in the finish. Tangerine notes. Alternates between really nice and a bit harsh. Average bodied palate, carbonation. Decent. 7/3+/7/3/14-15 On tap at 16 Tuns, Auckland, NZ.

2016-05-10. Crisp golden yellow body with a modest beige head and nice lace. 3+ Aroma is mild, fruity with a sort of earthy undertone. Flavour is pleasantly fruity, lightly bitter throughout. Hops have a green melon quality, with notes of guava like fruit. Smooth average bodied palate, good carbonation. Enjoyable. 7/3/7/3/14-15 On tap at Brew, Rotorua, NZ.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jasongrowden (1) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 18, 2016 does not count
Best beer ive tasted.. so far gad over 4000 beer types.crisp, flavorsome hoppy and not over malty. .just Devine and crisp and plenty of body..good aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (14356) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2016
On tap at Beer Deluxe, pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma brings out citrus hops and biscuity malt. Flavour is quite citric and astringent, with citrus hops, some fruitiness and biscuity malt. A bit jagged, but pretty decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GoufCustom (1614) - HONG KONG - APR 18, 2016


330 ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.

Looks: Clear golden honey colour; Three-quarter finger head with soapy white foam which fades in 40 seconds; Excellent sticky lacing with slight carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant Ale malt, with strong passion fruits, strong grapefruits, strong citrus peels, light cat piss, floral, sugar, strong pine, resins, biscuits, lemon oil and strong fresh grass.

Taste: Mid to strong sweet Ale malt, with grapefruits, hop oil, strong floral, caramel, sugar, pine, resins, biscuits, strong lemon, quite strong bitter hops and strong grass.

Body: Mid to full body. Oozy and oily palate.

Mouth Feel: Good Ale maltyness in a very slick background. Strong caramel and sugary but countered by loads of Simcoe / West Coast hoppiness as in oily citrus, grapefruits, piney resiny fresh grass. Almost like a West Coast IPA. Very nice!

Hoppiness: Passion fruits, grapefruits, strong citrus peels, cat piss, floral, pine, resins, lemon oil and fresh grass in nose. Grapefruits, hop oil, floral, pine, resins, strong lemon and strong grass in taste; Bitterness is quitestrong for a lasting, mid to high astringent sweet-bitter finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Oily citrusy and bitter to mouth.

Comments: This is way better than the whimpy Quickcharge XPA, at least it taste like a proper APA - thick strong body with good maltyness, lots of Simcoe and Cs hops for nice citrus aroma and fruity oily resiny taste. This is probably one of the boldest APA I’ve had, and what a treat it is. Yes!


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